Filipinos in Thailand told to prepare for possible evacuation

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BKK shutdown1The Philippine government has told its approximately 16,000 citizens in Thailand to restrict their movements and prepare for possible evacuation amid intensified anti-government demonstrations. Manila raised Alert Level 2 over Thailand as the 60-day state of emergency was enforced on January 22 by the Thai government.

“Alert Level 2 is issued when there are real threats to the life, security and property of Filipinos arising from internal disturbance or external threat,” the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement issued on January 23. Under Alert Level 2, the DFA said “Filipinos in Bangkok and the surrounding areas are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places and prepare for evacuation.”

Filipinos with essential travel plans to Thailand and those residing in the capital Bangkok and other parts of the country were advised to avoid protest sites and large gatherings. They were also cautioned against taking part in the protest or other political activities.

“The Philippine Embassy is ready to extend necessary assistance to all Filipino nationals in Thailand,” the DFA said.

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The Philippine government has told its approximately 16,000 citizens in Thailand to restrict their movements and prepare for possible evacuation amid intensified anti-government demonstrations. Manila raised Alert Level 2 over Thailand as the 60-day state of emergency was enforced on January 22 by the Thai government.

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BKK shutdown1The Philippine government has told its approximately 16,000 citizens in Thailand to restrict their movements and prepare for possible evacuation amid intensified anti-government demonstrations. Manila raised Alert Level 2 over Thailand as the 60-day state of emergency was enforced on January 22 by the Thai government.

“Alert Level 2 is issued when there are real threats to the life, security and property of Filipinos arising from internal disturbance or external threat,” the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement issued on January 23. Under Alert Level 2, the DFA said “Filipinos in Bangkok and the surrounding areas are instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places and prepare for evacuation.”

Filipinos with essential travel plans to Thailand and those residing in the capital Bangkok and other parts of the country were advised to avoid protest sites and large gatherings. They were also cautioned against taking part in the protest or other political activities.

“The Philippine Embassy is ready to extend necessary assistance to all Filipino nationals in Thailand,” the DFA said.

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